Project Description

Maritz:
How They Improved ERP Performance by 10x

Overview

No business can afford to experience internal or customer-facing disruptions, least of all an industry leader like Maritz. To prevent these types of problems and to set themselves up well for the future, they chose ArganoKeste to move them to the Cloud where they attained a “better, cheaper, faster” way to run their business.

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The Challenge

Maritz was facing a situation aging hardware, overloaded IT staff, and complex system processes. But, as a leading sales and marketing services company entering a phase of massive growth, they couldn’t afford for their critical business operations to be slowed down.

Their existing hardware struggled to keep up with 27 key on-premise applications, it was difficult to do proper capacity planning, and disaster recovery was… nearly a disaster – often taking over 72 hours to complete.

Additionally, key personnel announced retirement, and they lacked internal expertise to maintain their patched legacy environment.

The Solution

Maritz identified a platform for improvement, but they needed advisory and support resources to implement a solution for their specific use case – that’s where ArganoKeste was selected.

Within a mere nine-month period, ArganoKeste modernized Maritz applications and implemented a Cloud-based solution that ran fast, efficient and at a lower cost. Our Cloud-based solution included over 100 integrations to improve data quality, reduce processes from hours to minutes, and enable limitless scale.

  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure delivers unmatched reliability, scalability, and performance for mission-critical databases, applications, and workloads.
  • Oracle E-Business Suite is an integrated set of business applications for automating customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) processes.
  • Oracle Database is a multi-model database management system commonly used for running online transaction processing (OLTP), data warehousing (DW) and mixed (OLTP & DW) database workloads.
  • Oracle Linux is a Linux distribution packaged and freely distributed by Oracle, available partially under the GNU General Public License since late 2006.
  • Oracle WebLogic Server 12c R2 is the industry leading application server for building and deploying enterprise Java EE applications.

Results

Since migrating to the cloud, they accelerated their performance and have seen improvement across the board:

  • 10X improvement in EBS performance

  • Reduction in Disaster Recovery window from 72 hours to 4 hours

  • Concurrent financial processes that used to take 2 hours are now completed in 10 minutes

  • They significantly reduced infrastructure costs

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“I can’t say enough about how smoothly the migration went… We have a warehouse that we fulfill out of that depended on everything operating smoothly, and we were able to do it over a weekend without impacting operations. I don’t think we would have been able to make this happen in nine months without ArganoKeste and Oracle.”

- Ron Hunsaker, Vice President of the Enterprise Application Services, Maritz